7312 E Deer Valley Rd, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Swine Flu and Ways to Prevent It

Swine flu (swine influenza) is a highly contagious disease caused by a flu virus. It is a respiratory illness normally found in pigs but has somehow mutated and is now capable of infecting humans.

The indications of swine flu are very similar to regular flu, including body aches, chills, cough, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, fever, fatigue and vomiting.

Getting infected with swine flu can be prevented by observing proper hygienic practices such as washing hands properly as well as avoiding touching surfaces that may have the virus, staying away from infected people and avoiding crowds if there is a swine flu outbreak in your area. In addition, a person can prevent being infected by staying healthy, getting proper rest and exercise and eating a well-balanced diet.

An infected person can prevent transmitting the virus to others by limiting contact with other people, staying at home, covering the mouth with tissue when sneezing or coughing, washing hands and face regularly and, most importantly, by following the doctor's instructions.


Healthcare Designed Around Your Needs

Whether your lifestyle dictates the need for concierge-style 24/7 access to your personal physician or direct access medicine for yourself or your family, you'll find it here. Highly focused personal care from a board-certified family practitioner with more than two decades' experience. Known as the valley's premier provider of integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Sosnowski has a strong reputation for investing inordinate amounts of time getting to know, diagnose and treat her patients.

Patient Reviews

This was my first visit with Dr. Sosnowski and it was the most thorough physical I have ever had. My appointment was scheduled to be two hours so that we could go through all my medical history and have a physical exam. It was so nice to be able to have someone really listen to you and answer your questions. Dr. Sosnowski was knowledgeable and thorough. I left with a few things to implement now while we have lab work done (also very thorough and extensive) and a plan to move forward towards good health.

A Doctor's Personal Story


by Jennifer J. Sosnowski, MD, FAAFP, ABoIM, IFMCP

"My personal struggle in overcoming six years of chronic daily migraines was the catalyst that led me to become an expert in functional and integrative medicine. My exasperation with the conveyor belt approach of today's mainstream medical industry inspired me to launch MVP Medical Care. My focus is on you, the patient - insurance companies don't dictate your care."